Van Wyk Family History

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Van Wyk Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van Wyck) and Jewish (from the Netherlands): habitational name for someone from any of the many places in the Netherlands named Wijk, from the Dutch word wijk ‘district’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Van Dyke, Van Zyl, Van Kirk, Van Ess, Van Ryn, Van Hook, Vannoy

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Van Wyk Family Origin

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Van Wyk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%
  • Oyster Business

    33%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Van Wyk family was Oyster Business. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Van Wyk. The most common Van Wyk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Van Wyk's were Farmers.

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Van Wyk Historical Records

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Van Wyk Life Expectancy

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